A. SRIVIDYA
SCIENTIST D

  A. SRIVIDYA

Publications

Date of Joining Present Post: 08-06-2012

Address (Off):

VECTOR CONTROL RESEARCH CENTRE
MEDICAL COMPLEX INDIRA NAGAR GORIMEDU
PUDUCHERRY - 605006 .
Telephone (off): 91-413-2279155
Fax : 914423862528
Email : vidyaadi@gmail.com
Educational Qualifications:

  • M.Sc Madras Christian College, East Tambaram, Chennai 1986-88 (Statistics)
  • B.Sc Madras Christian College, East Tambaram, Chennai 1983-86 (Statistics)

Discipline:
MATHEMATICS/STATISTICS/ OPERATIONS RESEARCH



Research Experience:
a) From 1988-2012 (Worked at Vector Control Research Centre, Pondicherry): Application of analytical /statistical methods provided insights on: i) With respect to Epidemiology of Lymphatic filariasis (LF) • Distribution of filarial parasite within humans • Transmission dynamics of infection from vector (here, mosquito) to humans • Dynamics of infection to disease in humans • Role of parental infection status in the development of infection among their offsprings • Different pathways of chronic filarial disease development • Development of Rapid Assessment tools for delimitation and Rapid mapping of endemic areas for lymphatic filariasis • Spatial dependence of filarial infection prevalence particularly, microfilaraemia • Development of a Geo-environmental risk model to identify areas with risk of lymphatic filariasis ii) With respect to Elimination programme of LF • Developed and field validated a cluster design based lot quality assurancesampling (LQAS) plan that - has now been recommended and incorporated in the revised WHO Guideline for transmission assessment surveys (TAS) - can also be used to detect transmission ‘hotspots’ in an evaluation unit (EU) • Developed - tested a cluster design based sampling strategy for collecting mosquitoes and monitoring filarial infection by PCR assays b) From 2012 owards (working in NIRT): Working on the epidemiology of Tuberculosis and HIV - Initiated analysis of TB prevalence survey data using modeling approach
Membership/Fellowship of Professional Societies/Associations :
Life member of Indian Council for Medical Statistics (ISMS)
Workshops/Conferences/Symposiums :

1. Attended the seminar on “The future research needs in lymphatic filariasis ” held in Vector Control Research Centre, Pondicherry in October 1990. 2. Attended as a resource person in the “Workshop on Advanced Data analysis” held at Vector Control Research Centre between 13th-24th November 1995 in collaboration with the Erasmus University, Netherlands. 3. Attended the WHO sponsored workshop on "Development of Rapid Assessment Procedures for lymphatic filariasis" at Delhi from 3rd July to 5th July 1997 as a resource person. 4. On “Methods of spatial analysis of epidemiological data” at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Department of Zoology, Oxford University between 25 th August - 26th September 2000. 5. Attended the National Seminar on “Survival Analysis” organized by the Department of Biostatistics, NIMHANS, Bangalore in June 2002. 6. Training on the Cochrane Review Procedures at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool , United Kingdom between 20th June-25th July 2003 7. National workshop on Statistical methods held at the Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry between 14th-15th March 2008 8. International workshop on Xenomonitoring as a surveillance tool for monitoring programs for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis held at Vector Control Research Centre Pondicherry between 22nd-25th July 2009 9. National seminar on Recent Trend in Statistics held by the Kerala Statiscial Association and the Department of Statistics, Nehru Arts and Science College, Kanhangad, Kerala at Nehru Arts and Science College, Kanhangad, Kerala between February 12th-14th 2009”. 10. International conference on Acturial Statistics Bio-statistics, and Stocastic modeling held at the Department of Statistical Sciences, Kannur University, Kannur, Kerala, between 10-14 th January 2011 11. Zonal workshop on the “Usage of the Database on Cochrane Library”, held at National Institute of Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai on 16th September 2011. 12. “Capacity building workshop on operational research in Basic Services“ held at LRS Institute of Chest Diseases, New Delhi between 24th-28th September 2012. 13. Workshop on "Introduction to TB modelling" organized by the UNION, South East Asian Office, New Delhi between 8-10th November 2012.

Foreign Visits:
  1. PARTICIPATION IN THE "GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE (GBC) TRAINING WORKSHOP. TO GREECE
    FROM 2017-04-18 TO 2017-04-27

  2. TRAINING AS FELLOW ON SPATIAL ANALYSIS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY DATA AT THE WELLCOME TRUST CENTRE FOR EPIDEMIOL.INFECTIOUS DIS. TO UNITED KINGDOM
    FROM 2000-08-05 TO 2000-09-26

  3. TRAINING AS FELLOW ON THE COCHRANE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW PROCEDURES AT THE LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE TO UNITED KINGDOM
    FROM 2003-06-05 TO 2003-07-24


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